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Social Media Day 2016: 4 Ways to Celebrate, Social Media Style


Since its initial launch in 2010, Mashable’s Social Media Day has grown with each passing year. It is fast becoming an internationally-recognised day wherein people from all around the globe join to celebrate the impact that social media has had on our lives and the way we interact with one another.

Social media is all about communicating and connecting so what better time than on the official Social Media Day? This year on June 30th is the seventh annual official global celebration – so consider this an advanced warning. Time to get your social media party planner shoes on.

There are lots ways you can commemorate this day and the heightened sense of connectivity we all feel. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

1. Create your own hash tag.

Along with Mashable’s own ‘#SMDay’, you could create your own hash tag to suit your group of friends, your family, your business, your school, and so on. Use it alongside the official one to chronicle your community’s input. At the end of the day, you’ll be able to collect together the day’s events and connect in the way the hash tag is designed to make us do.

2. Create a collage of your Facebook pictures.

The initial Facebook generation were all teenagers when they first signed up and are, now, mostly, all grown up. As a result, we’ve all got a fair few embarrassing photos. Why not own it and create a photo collage sourced solely from the albums of Facebook of yore? Embrace your younger, embarrassing self!!

3. Instagram your 24-hour day.

Why not stay up for the whole 24-hours of Social Media Day and take a photo of what you’re up to during each hour? Put them all up together and create an ‘album’ of your day. Make sure you share your hash tag with friends so that they can keep a track of your day’s progress (and cheer you on when you start to feel sleepy!).

4. Throw a party. Conventional, but with a social media twist!

Throwing a party seems like the most obvious choice for how to celebrate something but what if it was a party decorated solely with ideas from Pinterest, and photos were uploaded with a specific hash tag to Instagram or Twitter? The potential for ideas it literally endless as there are millions of photos to work from too.

5. Just get involved!

Whatever you do, make sure you do something – even if it is just a single tweet – to support this awesome idea. Social media has changed the way we live our lives, the way we communicate with our loved ones, even the way we buy and advocate products. What better opportunity to lend it the appreciation it deserves!?

How are you celebrating social media day? Tweet us – @GiraffeSM!

Photo Source: By Anna Hanks with additional in-house blog title overlay, [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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